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NeNe's Sweet on Kandi - Ep 8

Bravotv.com's Associate Editor hopes that Kandi and NeNe's new friendship leads to a musical collaboration.

The final installment of the Anguilla trip has proved to be miraculous -- NeNe rode a horse, Kandi finally had a breakthrough with NeNe, and Walter somehow didn't propose to Kenya, despite her persistent inquiries. I suppose in the spirit of Christmas, the Anguilla trip has turned into the gift that keeps on giving.

No. 3 - No Horseplay

Given NeNe's distaste for danger (I think she nearly passed out when Kenya put the pedal to the metal on that speedboat), it wasn't exactly shocking that NeNe's not a natural equestrienne, unlike Phaedra.

After Gregg helps hoist her up onto her noble steed, NeNe holds onto its neck for deal life as it moves at an incredibly slow trot while the handler holds the reins. And with that she jumps down and thirstily seizes a cocktail from one of the waiters who handily happens to have a tray full of daquiris. Horses may not be her thing, but NeNe does know her way around a cocktail.

No. 2 - Kenya Get Me a Ring?

Evidently not. After one of the more awkward dinners in Housewives history, where everyone except Kenya seems to be aware that Walter has no intention of proposing to Kenya, Kenya has a talk with Walter, which ends up being even more awkward than the dinner. Evidently Walter saying "anything can happen in three days" led Kenya to believe he was definitely proposing to her. And even if Walter was considering, Kenya's constant pressuring only helped to dissuade him.

So after this revelation, Kenya storms off into the Anguilla woods to go sulk alone in the dark. At which point, Phaedra realizes maybe someone should go get her so she's not sitting out alone in a strange country by herself, so off she trots to her rescue. As Kenya tearfully explains the situation, Phaedra opens up her patented "everybody knows" playbook to share some wisdom about marriage: "Everybody knows the only person looking for a husband is somebody that ain't never had one, honey, because it's more work than what you think it is." Amen!
No. 1 - NeNe's New Sweet Tooth

I don't know about you, but I never did really get why Kandi and NeNe have never gotten along. There's seemingly never been a solid reason for they can't be friends. But all they needed was a little Anguilla magic evidently, because they've finally thawed their icy friendship. I'm guessing it was NeNe's dramatic reenactment of Kenya and Porsha's fight that really warmed Kandi up to the idea of friendship.

Let's just hope this is only the beginning of a beautiful new friendship, because I think there could be some fun times had between them. Especially because it might actually lead to NeNe's song 'Excuses' actually being produced.
Next week it looks like there might be some trouble in paradise for Phaedra and Apollo.

Phaedra: I Was Disappointed with Cynthia

Phaedra Parks weighs in on Cynthia Bailey's "classless" behavior. 

Bravotv.com: Why did you decide to perform an exorcism at the house? Do you think it helped?

Phaedra Parks: I was raised in the church. Both of my parents are pastors along with eight of my uncles. I believe in spirits and energy. The energy in my home was noticeably different so I wanted my Apostle to bless and tarry in our home in an effort to bring a renewed and positive energy into the house. Regardless of whether or not you believe doing such a thing actually works, it is a way for all of us to reset ourselves, let go of the negativity, and move forward with our lives. I know prayer changes things and calms the atmosphere. Following Apostle Canada's visit we rested better and there was a spirit of peace and tranquility in our home. We have begun the next chapter of our lives and are focused on the future.

Bravotv.com: You and NeNe have grown a lot closer. How did that come about?

PP: I consider NeNe a good friend. We have not always been on the same page, however we have found a common ground of being like-minded, successful entrepreneurs and mothers of sons. When I needed a friend the most, she was there and I will always remember that. It is easy to find friends when life is going well, but it is the ones who are willing to support you during the storms that matter. During the months when my life was spinning out of control, NeNe called me every single day to see how I was doing despite her busy schedule. She sent encouraging text messages when she could not reach me. I was grateful that I had her and Porsha in my corner because they helped me through some of my most difficult days.

Bravotv.com: What was going through your head when Kenya brought up the rumor?

PP: Well, in actuality it was Cynthia who brought up the rumor. I was disappointed that Cynthia, a fellow wife and mother, would be so insensitive to repeat such an absurd notion less than 24 hours following my husband’s incarceration and the drama that occurred with it. At no point have Cynthia and Peter ever reached out to check on me or my children. I was amazed that she was more interested in spreading a lie than supporting me as a woman and newly single mother. I guess the purported class she touts must have been on winter break, because that was the most classless thing I have ever witnessed.

As far as Kenya is concerned, I never expect much from her, but as always her obsessive interest in my life, plus her extreme actions and emotional state, further corroborate the affair between her and Apollo.

 

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